Robert Kyr Discusses His All-Night Vigil

Richard Barrett interviewed composer Robert Kyr about his new “All-Night Vigil” which Cappella Romana will premiere on November 11–13 in Seattle and Portland:

Robert kyr: All-Night Vigil in English


Friday 11 November 2022, 7:30 P.M.
St. James Cathedral


Saturday 12 November 2022, 8:00 P.M.
St. Mary’s Cathedral


Sunday 13 November 2022, 3:00 P.M.
Our Lady of the Lake Parish

World Premiere

November 11–13, Cappella Romana invites you to more than a just a concert, more than just a world premiere. Robert Kyr’s All-Night Vigil offers an immersive, ineffable experience unlike any other, an escape from the noise–a balm; an opportunity to come and recharge. Inspired by the iconic All-Night Vigil (“Vespers”) by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Robert Kyr’s new setting in English of the All-Night Vigil will encourage you to meditate directly on the Vigil’s themes of light, renewal, and hope. The performances will also celebrate the release of the world premiere recording of this gorgeous new work

All-Night Vigil Recording Release!

Robert Kyr: All-Night Vigil SACD Cover

Cappella Records is pleased to announce the November 11, 2022 release of the ALL-NIGHT VIGIL by award-winning American composer ROBERT KYR. Performed by Cappella Romana and directed by its founder and music director Alexander Lingas, this is Cappella Romana’s 29th recording release.

All-Night Vigil is released on a Hybrid SACD in 2.0 stereo and 5.0 surround sound (DSM192K/24bit), recorded in DSD and Dolby® Atmos Spatial Audio and downloadable to audio servers and devices. The accompanying booklet provides two extensive essays on the work–one by the composer and one by the music director. Full texts are presented along with complete biographies of all the singers with beautiful photography.